Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,535 cars made between 2016 and 2019 in the UK because they emit excessive levels of carbon dioxide.
It’s only a week since Jaguar Land Rover proved how low their diesel car emissions now are by using independent testing by AIR Index to demonstrate just how clean their engines now are. But that good news is now followed by a counterpoint.
Despite JLR’s very latest cars delivering exceptional real world emissions, it seems an awful lot of the cars Jaguar and Land Rover has produced since 2016 – 44,535 of them – emit levels of CO2 which don’t meet certified levels.
Land Rover models affected are the 2.0 litre petrol versions of the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque, with the 2.0 litre diesel in the Evoque also in the frame.
For Jaguar it’s again the 2.0 litre petrol in the Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace, E-Pace and F-Type being recalled, and the 2.0 litre diesel in the XE and XF too.
If you own an affected car, Jaguar Land Rover should soon be contacting you to arrange a free of charge fix (if you’re worried you could cal Jaguar Customer Services on 0345 303 2303 or Land Rover on 0370 500 0500), which seems to mean a software update. Although it does seem the Evoque may need new tyres.
Jaguar Land Rover say owners may find the driving experience slightly different after the fix.